I was a Research Fellow at the IAS-STS from October 2013 until February 2014. During that time, I enjoyed the creative leeway to focus on my PhD without any other obligations. I was highly impressed by the supplied facilities and the open, warmly welcoming atmosphere among the team and especially the fellows.
Meeting people with the same interests (of research) was a good context for both academic work and making friends.
Graz itself inspired me with its great food, the diverse and relaxed atmosphere, a lot of leisure facilities and, last but not least, a lovely old town.
I warmly recommend this place to everyone interested in STS!
Solveig-Lena Hansen, Germany, IAS-STS Research Fellow 2013/2014